Bug#1033311: sysvinit-utils: pidof not always returning a pid, when using the full path to a program

Jesse Smith jessefrgsmith at yahoo.ca
Wed Mar 29 12:37:00 BST 2023

> Given subsequent discussion, could we instead use canonicalize_file_name
> or realpath here instead? That would give us the "correct" path without
> pidof having to think hard about symlinks et al.

I'm open to the possibility. I'm curious as to what you see as the pros
vs cons of changing the approach used by pidof?

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